ChimGard Stovepipe Thermometer

ChimGard Stovepipe Thermometer


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Magnetic surface thermometer specially calibrated to measure temperatures on single-wall stovepipe.


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Magnetic surface thermometer specially calibrated to measure temperatures on single-wall stovepipe. Shows safe flue temperatures at a glance. Rich black porcelain enamel. New design featuring yellow, orange, and red temperature zones. Rugged steel case for long life.
Made in USA .

Why it is intelligent to use a woodstove thermometer.

  • Burn Efficiently
    Even well-engineered woodstoves must be operated properly to achieve maximum efficiency. Many people burn their stoves unnecessarily “hot” and therefore fuel is wasted without generating additional room heat. Use a thermometer to know when the fire is consuming wood too fast, exceeding the manufacturer’s most efficient operating temperature zone.
  • Protect Your Woodstove
    It is impossible to know accurately, simply by looking at the flames, the temperatures of your woodstove and chimney flue. The thermometer warns you when your fire is too hot for your woodstove. Extend its service lifetime, by avoiding damage to metal components.
  • Burn More Safely
    When under-fired, woodstove fires are smoky, causing fire hazard from creosote tar build-up in the stovepipe. A woodstove thermometer tells you when your fire temperature is too cool, and again informs you when optimum temperature is achieved, so you can decelerate your burn rate before the woodstove gets too hot.

Instructions for Use
Place on your woodstove as recommended by your dealer or manufacturer, usually a position where the surface is hottest. Attaches magnetically.

Note: If your painted woodstove is new, to avoid marking paint, do not use thermometer until the stove paint has cured completely. One hot fire in a new stove will typically cure paint.

Guidelines for Temperature Readings
Consult your stove manufacturer's manual for precise temperature recommendations. See below for approximate guidelines:

Stovepipe Thermometer Temperature Guide

Less than 110°C / 230°F: Temperature too low. Incomplete combustion, causing smoke, soot and hazardous creosote. Open draft and/or add dry fuel.

110°C to 250°C / 230°F to 475°F: Safe operating temperature. Complete combustion and best efficiency.

Greater than 250°C / 475°F: Wasting energy, possibly overheating. While high temperatures are often reached on initial firing, should not be maintained for normal operation.

Not every woodstove thermometer is manufactured by the Condar Company. Acquire a genuine Condar thermometer and compare. The bimetallic coil is bigger and better. It is calibrated accurately. And made in Columbus, North Carolina USA with high standards of quality.


"The thermometer as well as the heat and the light from the fire are all helpful indicators of fire safety level of the wood-stove in operation.   Greater information brings about greater fire safety and fire prevention".

Michiko Filipak

Whistler, BC